Vietnam Airlines' OPT rate in May was 89.6 percent, ranked third among the five domestic flights (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The on-time performance (OTP) rate of the five domestic airlines reached over 86 percent in May (April 19 – May 18), according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).

In the period, Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jestar Pacific, Vasco, and Bamboo Airways together operated 28,754 flights, up 13 percent from the same period last year. Of the total, 24,820 flights or 86.3 percent took off on schedule.

Bamboo Airways and Vasco had the highest OTP rates, at 95.2 and 91.1 percent, respectively, followed by Vietnam Airlines (89.6 percent), Jestar Pacific (85.5 percent), and Vietjet Air (82 percent).

Vasco’s rate of cancelled flights was 1.1 percent, while the figures for Vietjet Air and Bamboo Airways both stayed at 0.1 percent. Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific, meanwhile, cancelled no flights.

To reduce the rate of delayed or cancelled flights, the CAAV has launched periodical inspections of the five carriers, with discovered shortcomings quickly fixed.-VNA